£1.8 billion. That’s the current estimated value of Scottish aquaculture every year.

An impressive figure, yet the industry doesn’t intend to stop there. It has huge ambitions to grow further – in terms of production volumes, exports, revenue and job creation.

Working alongside the sector to help it achieve those ambitions is the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), one of eight such centres introduced by the Scottish Government to drive growth in areas of key economic and social importance.

How are we helping? By:

  • Connecting industry with academia to encourage collaboration on the priority issues
  • Sharing the insights and knowledge gleaned with the wider sector
  • Attracting additional UK and EU funding into Scottish aquaculture
  • Encouraging new generations into the sector and developing those already working within Scottish aquaculture.

All of which you can read more about over the following pages.